4th Year Design|Building Studio w/Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

This studio followed-up on a Funded Rural Transit Study performed by Prof. Herrmann in association with the Carl Small Town Center at MSU. The studio was funded to construct a prototype rural bus shelter / pavilion. 2 units were built one on campus at Mississippi State University and one in the Choctaw town of Bogue Chitto, MS

The project received the Mississippi State University Diversity Award (Team Category) granted by the President’s Commission on the Status of Minorities.


1st Year Design Studio Spring 2010

The Hive Project: a semester long investigation on the poetics and power of accountable design. This studio built the Hive structure as an armature to foster a kind of architectural accretion. The studio studied the potentials of adjacency in design as each student worked to consider their individual project assignments in close consideration with their Hive neighbors. Project included Structural Design studies, Sand vessels, Tool Repositories, and concluded with a brief design charette for the Starkville Community Market venue.

1st Year Design Studio Fall 2010

This work was focused on the generative capacity of architectural adjacency. Students built spans that interconnected their individual projects sites to form a network of public private and semi public spaces.